Biltmore’s Candlelight Evening
"A Crest Mountain Christmas"
3 Days | Nov-Dec
Starting At $399.00
Be swept away as you tour America’s largest home. It is filled with music, evergreen garland, poinsettias, dozens of Christmas trees and a magnificent 35-foot tall Fraser Fir with lights, ornaments and gifts during the day. But, as day darkens into dusk an enchanted spell falls over the Biltmore House and it is illuminated by candlelight, firelight and twinkling Christmas tree lights; it’s literally glowing with holiday spirit. Tunes from the Banquet Hall’s 1916 Skinner pipe organ and carols from choirs and ensembles fill the halls with festive sounds.
Per Person Prices:
. . . $399 Double Occupancy
. . . $369 Triple . . . $349 Quad . . . $589 Single
. . . Prices may vary depending on arrival date.
Motorcoach Transportation & Professional Tour Managers are available.
Day 1 – Travel to Asheville, NC and check into your hotel for a two night stay.
This evening you enjoy the Crest Mountain Holiday Show. This beautiful mountain top theater offers a wonderful view above Asheville and the Biltmore Estate with crystal glass enclosures in the lobby. It is a modern theater with professional sound and light, presenting a Holiday Variety Show that is a musical jaunt down memory lane, “A Crest Mountain Christmas” weaves together excellent food (plus a one-of-a kind hot chocolate bar!!), amazing views and spectacular entertainment! Join us this evening for a big musical filled with nostalgia and memories.
Day 2 – This day features the Biltmore Estate and begins with an audio tour of the Biltmore House, America’s largest home. This 250 room French Chateau is a real wonder. You may also, explore the acres of beautiful gardens and grounds, designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted,who designed New York’s Central Park
You also have time to step into the everyday lives of families who lived on the estate raising livestock, tending crops, and working at Biltmore Dairy in the 1890s. The Barn in Antler Hill Village – once the social and work center for these families – is alive again with blacksmiths, woodworkers, and other craft demonstrations; an old-fashioned Mercantile shop offering Appalachian crafts, dry goods, and candy.
And, at the Biltmore Winery you delight in free wine tastings and a redesigned self-guided tour to learn how we make award-winning wines.
This evening at the Estate you enjoy a Candlelight Christmas Dinner with a festive and bountiful menu. Then the tour’s highlight is when firelight and candlelight fill Biltmore House with a warm glow and accent delicate ornaments and priceless treasures. Get into the holiday spirit with choirs singing European carols, vintage ballroom dancers, and dramatic Christmas readings. The Front Lawn of Biltmore House sets the scene with a sparkling holiday illumination of evergreens bathed in thousands of twinkling lights. This larger-than-life celebration presents Christmas with more than 40 decorated trees.
Day 3 – After breakfast, make stop at the Folk Art Center, a showplace of fine regional crafts from the mountains of nine Southern states. The Center is operated by the Southern Highland Craft Guild, a nonprofit, educational organization of over 750 juried crafts people. Then depart for home.